Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ultraviolet - R.J. Anderson

UltravioletSixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she’s confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori's body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated—into nothing. But that's impossible. No one is capable of making someone vanish. Right? Alison must be losing her mind—like her mother always feared she would.

The tagline alone is what interested me in the book: "Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her." I mean, how can you resist with a line like that?

Thankfully, the rest of the book did not disappoint. Alison was an interesting character and meets some even more dynamic characters during her stay at the mental hospital. My favorite of those being Micheline because there is way more to her than meets the eye.

As far as plot goes, the story moved along at a pretty nice pace. The ending completely threw me for a loop. Just when I thought one thing, early plot elements that I thought were throwaway details came into play. I never in a million years expected the book to end the way it did. Bravo, R.J. Anderson, for completely throwing me off track.

If you like books set in the real world with paranormal twists, you will enjoy Ultraviolet.



  1. I loved Ultraviolet! I agree about the ending, it was awesome. Funny, but I put up a review of it today, too:)

  2. This summary has me completely hooked! I have to read this one. It looks amazing!